Quitting smoking at Castle Craig
Smoking cessation therapy is a non-compulsory therapy offered to patients who are already at Castle Craig and receiving treatment for addiction to alcohol or drugs. We want our patients to leave Castle Craig at the peak of their health and to continue that way thereafter.
The motivational and CBT therapy runs as an open ended group for 6 weeks although patients may remain in the group for as long as they choose. The programme follows the 12 steps principles which allows smokers to address their addiction and to find ways of developing strategies to give up smoking and to stay stopped. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is available to assist people as they quit.
A “Nicotine Anonymous” support group meets weekly and allows those who have completed the six weeks programme to have support and talk about any problems they are experiencing.